The voice of the Steelers and Pitt Panthers is getting a long-deserved honor, as broadcaster Bill Hillgrove is being inducted into the Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame.
Hillgrove, a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic, has been broadcasting Pitt basketball games since 1968, football games since 1970 and Steelers games since 1994.
After graduating from Central Catholic, Hillgrove, a Pittsburgh native, attended Duquesne University and also worked for WTAE and WQED-TV.
“It’s extremely humbling to be a part of such a small club [Central Catholic’s Hall of Fame],” Hillgrove said. “It makes me proud of where I came from, my neighborhood of Garfield, and my parish and grade school of St. Lawrence O’Toole. It’s amazing to be honored by Central Catholic in this way.”
“Mr. Hillgrove is a legend in the Pittsburgh sports broadcasting world, and we are so proud that Central Catholic played a part in helping Bill find his voice at such a formative time in his life,” said Brother Tony Baginski, FSC, Principal. “The city of Pittsburgh has been blessed with his giving spirit and incredible energy, and it is our honor to induct him into the Central Catholic Hall of Fame.”
Hillgrove will be honored with the Hall of Fame Award at this year’s Viking Victory Auction at the Wyndham Grand Hotel on April 25, 2020.